Here comes the crane!
This week marks an exciting new chapter of
construction. A huge crane now hovers over the OFJCC, lifting huge steel
girders to the campus level. The steel girders are defining the outlines
of our future two story Pavilion building.
This fast-moving activity has excited our Leslie Family
Preschool children who get to watch a real live construction project up close
from behind the safety of our fences. And our Fitness Members get a front
row seat to all the action from their cardio machine perches on the second
An interesting element of the Pavilion & Park
construction is the order in which things are happening. All the heavy
materials needed for the Pavilion building must be brought up onto the campus
level before we construct the new field. That’s because once the field level is
built, there’s no easy way to get heavy materials and machinery onto the campus
level. There’s a ton of logistics and advance planning required for this
infill project to complete original master campus plan.
And speaking of advance planning, while the construction
crew is busy working on their schedule, OFJCC staff is busy managing parking
impacts to try to limit inconvenience to all of our members and guests.
We’ve made more parking garage signage improvements, initiated a voluntary drop
off program for the preschool and we are adjusting many program schedules to
reduce peak parking periods. We continue to welcome your ideas as well.
Staff is also busy planning the look of our future Pavilion
& Park. We’re choosing and locating landscaping and seating for the
outdoor spaces and picking paint colors and finishes for the new Pavilion
Building. We want this new corner of our Taube Koret Campus to be
absolutely beautiful, green and welcoming… and wholly worth the wait.
We’re still on schedule for completion by the end of next summer.
Thank you for your patience and please send any questions
our way at [email protected]